Boy Struck, Killed by Cars While Walking on Sidewalk - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Boy Struck, Killed by Cars While Walking on Sidewalk



    Cars Jump Curb, Kill Boy

    Two cars collided at an intersection in Chester late Monday afternoon. The impact pushed both cars onto a sidewalk and a 10-year-old boy was killed. NBC10's Daralene Jones spoke to one of the drivers. (Published Monday, June 17, 2013)

    A young boy is dead and another injured after police say they were struck by two cars in Chester, Pa. late Monday afternoon.

    Officials say the two boys, ages 10 and 11, were walking to a barbershop on the corner of 9th and Highland Streets shortly before 4 p.m.

    As they were walking, police say a Ford F-350 truck was traveling south on Highland while a red Chevy traveling east on West 9th Street turned south on Highland. The two vehicles collided, jumped a curb and struck the two boys

    "I thought, 'oh my goodness, I hope he's okay!'" said the driver of the Chevy who did not want to be identified. "I instantly just started praying for him."

    The 10-year-old boy died instantly as he lay pinned underneath one of the vehicles. The 11-year-old boy, identified as Tyvaun Fryson, suffered a fractured leg and was treated at the Crozer Chester Medical Center.

    "It hit my arms and my ribs and that's how it made me flip," the boy said.

    Fryson's mother, Tiesha Spriggs, claims drivers often speed through the area.

    "People need to slow down and watch where they're going," she said. "It could be one of their kids that get hit." 

    The driver of the Chevy says he has three children of his own and understands the anger of the victims' loved ones.

    "I know my apology won't take the situation back," he said. "I just apologize from the deepest part of my heart."

    Investigators say neither driver fled the scene and are both cooperating with police. No one has been charged but police continue to investigate.


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